Alleged Fraud: Buhari suspends Magu, appoints Umar Mohammed as acting chairman

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The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

Malami said this in a statement by his Spokesman, Umar Gwandu, on Friday.

He subsequently appointed the EFCC Head of Operations, Mohammed Umar, as the Acting Chairman.

The statement reads in part: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Acting Chairman EFCC in order to allow for an unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved that the EFCC Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar, should take charge and oversee the activities of the Commission pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation and further directives in that regards.”

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